Listen to Rusbridger, the editor of the Guardian, playing the game of the UK government's stooges. His is a tone of deference, to the point of reassuring them that he and his colleagues are indeed patriots who love their country. Pathetic.
Another example, also from Rusbridger: he sat on the story of UK Gov representatives coming in his office to ask him to "destroy" the Snowden files for two months before revealing it (in an utterly ridiculous article).
That sad episode should have been public knowledge immediately. But no, it couldn't. Because it's about scratching each other's back ... and not embarrassing the government.
(In case you didn't catch it, Rusbridger did comply with the government by destroying the cache his journal had then without going to court).
In other words, non of this is about the public or transparency or democracy. It's about the usual little games those elites play with each other. Your interests as a co-sub-human (i.e. a non-millionaire elitist journalist or government employee) are not the ones being looked after here ... which you don't seem to be upset about anyway since you're championing the notion that, "Why, yes indeed, those brilliant journalists are far more capable that we are, non-journaslits, at reading and making sense of the information contained in those Snowden files."
Final example? Who did the Guardian and Co. choose to work with? The NY Times. The same newspaper that supported the Iraq war. The same newspaper that sat on the NSA wiretaps story because the Bush administration asked it to.